Spring 2003
PNWMAA Newsletter

Meeting at Whitman College
2004 Meeting in Alaska
High School Math Excel
Project NExT
Math for Business Decisions
MAA PREP Workshops
MAA's PMET Program
Math Awareness Month
Section Logo Contest
Section Officers


PMET: Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers

A growing set of national reports calls for better preparation of the nation's mathematics teachers by mathematics faculty.  To help meet this need, the MAA is organizing a multifaceted program, Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers (PMET).

The PMET program will have three major components:

(1)  Faculty Training:  Workshops of varying duration throughout the year and minicourses at professional meetings;

(2)  Information and Resources:  Articles in professional journals, panels at meetings, multimedia web sites and hard-copy material to support faculty instruction for teachers;

(3)  Mini-grants and Regional Networks:  To nurture and support grassroots innovation in teacher education on individual campuses.  The initial regional networks will be in California, New York, North Carolina, Nebraska, and Ohio.

An extensive article on the PMET program and how MAA members can participate will appear in the March issue of FOCUS. For additional information, visit the PMET web site http://www.maa.org/pmet.


Copyright 2003
Pacific Northwest Section, Mathematical Association of America.
Send questions or comments to Brian Gill, Newsletter Editor, or call (206) 281-2954.